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Opera Naples

Opera Naples is now firmly established as the city’s opera company with a eleven-year presence in the community and a permanent new home. We are proud to have the support and encouragement of the city, county and state, and grateful to the many loyal and generous donors who have helped make this happen. We reach out to a diverse public through multi-level educational programs and high quality productions presented in a variety of venues throughout the region. We strive to enrich the cultural landscape and quality of life in southwest Florida through the gift of music, song and theater.

2016-2017 Opera Season

Turandot

by G. Puccini

Wednesday, November 9, 2016
8:00PM
Artis Naples

An icy, heartless princess, and a brave, mysterious suitor locked in a battle of murder, sacrifice and the triumph of love. Puccini’s last opera featuring one of the most famous operatic arias and his trademark of lush orchestration.

Rappaccini’s Daughter

(La Hija de Rappaccini by D. Catán)

Friday, March 10, 2017
8:00PM

Sunday, March 12, 2017
2:00PM

Wang Opera Center

Opera Naples presents for the first time an entire opera in Spanish by Daniel Catán, a composer that is steadily becoming a standard feature in opera houses around the world.

Experience the limit of our humanity, Dr. Rappaccini: A creative spirit, an idealist, a visionary, a revolutionary.  The very spirit of creation.  

The Magic Flute

(Die Zauberflöte by W.A. Mozart)

Friday, May 12, 2017
8:00PM
Artis Naples

A long-time favorite of opera audiences around the world, Mozart’s powerful story of love and redemption emerging from an enchanted fairytale world with comedy and heartfelt drama in spades. An opera for all, what else could one ask for as a fitting conclusion to ON’s exciting 2016-17 season!

Angela Meade in concert

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
8:00PM
Wang Opera Center

An international, stand-out among young American singers, and currently one of the most sought after sopranos in the world, Meade has already appeared in premiere opera houses and the MET for many seasons. A powerful voice, arresting stage presence and a true specialist of the Italian and Bel Canto repertoire.

John Osborn in concert

Sunday, December 18, 2016
8:00PM
Wang Opera Center

International opera star tenor, John Osborn in recital of beloved operatic arias and duets with soprano, Lynette Tapia.
ON’s Artistic Director, Ramón Tebar at the piano.

2016-2017 Events

Liederabend

Sunday, December 4, 2016
8:00PM
Wang Opera Center

Featuring:

Randall Scarlata – Baritone

Leah Summers – Mezzo-Soprano

Ramón Tebar – Pianist

An evening of German Romantic Art Song by Schubert, Schumann and more. Be captivated by the depth of German poetry and music from some of the 19th century’s best composers.

Nachito Herrera & Eglise Gutierrez

Monday, April 10, 2017
8:00PM
Wang Opera Center
OPERA, JAZZ AND LATIN AMERICAN MUSIC

Opera fusion! Having performed in the best venues in their own categories (NY’s Blue Note to Covent Garden and from the Montreal Festival to the Deutsche Opera Berlin), two of the best-known international Cuban artists, Herrera and Gutierrez will combine forces and perform together for the first time in a beautiful program that will mix classic operatic repertoire with Latin American songs and jazz improvisations. Not to be missed!

Concierto de Zarzuela

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017
8:00PM
Wang Opera Center

After selling out Naples’ first ever Zarzuela concert at WOC last season, Zarzuela returns to ON by popular demand! Four singers, arriving directly from Spain, will perform an evening of the best Spanish romances and arias from this beloved genre.

2016-2017 Beaux Arts Season

The Romantic Piano Trio

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
8:00PM
Wang Opera Center

Artistic Directors Tao Lin and Catherine Lan will join guest artists David Requiro, Cello and Ayano Ninomiya, Violin in an exciting program featuring two of the most demanding and popular Piano Trios by Felix Mendelssohn and Johannes Brahms.

An Evening with Maestro Lewis Kaplan

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
8:00PM
Wang Opera Center

Maestro Kaplan, a professor of Violin at the Juilliard School of Music since 1964, is the Co-founder of the prestigious Bowdoin International Music Festival. He is a jury member of some of the most important violin competitions in the world including the Queen Elisabeth in Brussels and recognized as one of the world’s foremost authorities on the music of Johann Sebastian Bach.

Henschel String Quartett

Thursday, March 23, 2017
8:00PM
Wang Opera Center

The renowned Henschel String Quartett from Germany will be joined by artistic director Catherine Lan in a performance of the exhilarating and spiritual Piano Quintet by Cesar Franck. In addition to winning many international prizes, the Henschel Quartet was also the German cultural ambassadors for the EU in 2006 and performed in the Vatican for Pope Benedict XVI.

Paul Huang, Violinist

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
8:00PM
Wang Opera Center

Paul Huang, Taiwanese American violinist and winner of the prestigious Avery Fischer Career Award, will be joined by artistic director Tao Lin in a program featuring two of the most virtuous and beloved sonatas for violin and piano by Edvard Grieg and Cesar Franck. Huang performs on a 1742 Guarneri del Gesù formerly belonged to the great Polish violinist and composer Henri Wieniawski.

SPECIAL PRICING AVAILABLE

10% discount on each ticket

If you purchase Liederabend, Zarzuela, and Nachito Herrera & Eglise Gutierrez (3 events)

10% discount on each ticket

If you purchase John Osborn in concert, Angela Meade in Concert, and one (1) performance to La Hija de Rapaccini (3 events)

10% discount on each ticket

If you purchase our Beaux Arts Season Package which includes The Romantic Piano Trio, An Evening with Maestro Lewis Kaplan, Henschel String Quartet, and Paul Huang, Violinist (4 events)

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Our Outreach Programs

Opera Naples is proud to have introduced opera and the musical arts to tens of thousands of school children, young adults and senior citizens in Lee and Collier counties through our diverse outreach programs. They reach across all demographic and socioeconomic lines, and enrich the lives of many less fortunate than ourselves.

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From the Artistic Director

It is my great pleasure to bring you the most exciting season your city’s opera company has yet put together. Not only are we presenting some of the world’s best loved music, we are also bringing you some extraordinarily talented performers with international reputations. From intimate chamber music to grand opera we’re looking forward to sharing with you a rich and varied program created and performed by some of the finest musicians in the world.

Ramón Tebar, Artistic Director

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By embracing Opera Naples, a not-for-profit organization, our sponsors are helping to nurture the arts and hearts of Southwest Florida. Every dollar you contribute makes a significant difference. Donations may be in the form of check, charge or securities. All donors of $100 or more receive performance program recognition for the twelve months following their gift and major donors receive other important benefits.

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